Roccacasale

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Roccacasale
Comune di Roccacasale
Roccacasale is locatit in Italy
Roccacasale
Roccacasale
Location o Roccacasale in Italy
Coordinates: 42°7′N 13°53′E / 42.117°N 13.883°E / 42.117; 13.883Coordinates: 42°7′N 13°53′E / 42.117°N 13.883°E / 42.117; 13.883
KintraItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceProvince o L'Aquila (AQ)
Govrenment
 • MayorDomenico Spagnuolo
Area
 • Total17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot730
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Roccolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67030
Dialin code0864
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Roccacasale

Roccacasale is a comune in the Province o L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region o Italy. Built on the slopes o the Monte della Rocca in the central Apennines, the veelage owerleuks the Peligna Valley an the toun o Sulmona.

The veelage arose frae a smaw dounse called Casali, which had few inhabitants prior tae 925. As a result o the construction o the fortifee'd rocca, steidit tae control the entrance tae the Valle del Sangro an the Cinquemiglia plain, frae Saracen or Byzantine, the centre shapit, wi the passin o time, intae a teepical medieval wawed veelage on the slopes directly unner the castle. The heicher pairt o the veelage consists o steep roads leadin towards the castle, an linkit bi narrae passageweys atween biggins constructit on the nakit bedrock. Inside the auncient veelage are the kirk o Saunt Michael Airchangel (consecratit in 1579) an the remains o the baronial palazzo, constructit bi the de Sanctis, barons o Roccacasale, next tae the kirk mair recently than the castle; vera little remains o the palazzo the day.

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